Birth Name: Carol Klein
Birth Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Years Active: 1958–present
Genres: Folk Rock, Pop, Jazz
Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. King and her former husband Gerry Goffin wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists during the 1960s, many of which have become standards. She had her first #1 hit as a songwriter in 1961, at age 18, with "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", which she wrote with Gerry Goffin. Goffin and King married in September 1960. Goffin and King's 1967 song, "Pleasant Valley Sunday", a #3 for The Monkees, was inspired by their move to suburban West Orange, New Jersey. Other Top 10 hits for the songwriting pair included "Take Good Care of My Baby" (Bobby Vee), "The Loco-Motion" (The Crystals), "Go Away Little ...
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